COVID-19 Unmasked: Young children - Report 1, Early findings and recommendations

COVID-19 Unmasked: Young children - Report 1, Early findings and recommendations

20 October 2020

This survey on the COVID-19 lockdown found most young children are doing well, though some parents and children are struggling with mental health.

This report has been published by the Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service.

This report presents findings from a national survey of nearly 1,000 parents on how the COVID-19 pandemic was affecting their parenting and their children's mental health and wellbeing.

Overall, the survey found that most of the children had good mental health and that many families enjoyed positive experiences during the first wave of lockdowns. However, 1 in 5 of the children had mild to moderate emotional or behavioural difficulties and 1 in 5 parents reported struggling with moderate to severe anxiety, depression or stress.

Access the report via the Children's Health Queensland website.

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